Ismail Inah v Emma Egwu: Barr Emeje Dismayed by Kogi Tribunal’s Rulings

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The counsel to the All Progressives Congress (APC) House of Assembly candidate for Idah Federal Constituency, Emeje Aruwa, has expressed unease at the decision of the Justice Akinniyi Akintola-led Kogi State Election Petition Tribunal to revert a ruling it granted.



The counsel, representing Ismail Inah Hussain, who is challenging the election of Emmanuel Egwu of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as member of the House of Representatives for Idah Federal Constituency, said the panel 2 of the Kogi Election Petition Tribunal on Monday rejected a report not to rely on documents it certified true.


The lawyer said: “The tribunal had on July 24, 2015, granted an order permitting the petitioners to inspect but not examine ballot papers used and unused in respect of some specified polling units of Idah federal constituency.


“Petitioners had on August 5, 2015 complained to the tribunal of the efforts made by the respondents to frustrate the commencement of the inspection which by order of the tribunal was to terminate on that August 5, 2015.


“The tribunal ruled that no extension of time would be granted for purposes of inspection and that the parties should proceed same day to INEC for purposes of the inspection ordered”.





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